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A Has anyone studied Equilibrium thermodynamics by CJ Adkin?

  1. Mar 14, 2016 #1
    I was hoping if anyone has studied it ,I might get help especially regarding its exercise.
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  3. Mar 15, 2016 #2
    I have not, but I have to make the comment here ... Isn't "Equilibrium Thermodynamics" a bit of an oxymoron?
  4. Mar 15, 2016 #3
    I guess but it mainly discusses laws of thermodynamics carnot engine etc
  5. Mar 15, 2016 #4
    So, what's your question? Do you not want any help from anyone else except those who have used CJ Adkin?
  6. Mar 17, 2016 #5
    Actually em studying this book now a days and i understand the theory but when it comes to questions , its hard to understand and proceed. hoping may be because of concepts I am not getting it . Want to clear my concepts . :)
  7. Mar 18, 2016 #6


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    Well, if you want meaningful help here you have to ask specific questions. Conceptual questions or clarifications about thermodynamics are OK in this forum if they're really basic, or in the Classical Physics forum if they're more advanced. Questions about specific exercises belong in one of the "Homework and Coursework Questions" forums.
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  8. Mar 18, 2016 #7


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    You posted this on Monday, and by Thursday, you STILL have not provided any concise description of what exactly is the nature of your problem.

    Here's how to use this forum, since you are new here:

    1. Don't ask to ask! Just ask! Find the appropriate forum, as instructed by jtbell, and ASK AWAY!

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  9. Mar 28, 2016 #8
    My apologies ! and sorry I am actually new here . I will be careful and precise next time, should I remove my post from here?
  10. Mar 29, 2016 #9
    No. But, if you have any specific questions, please start new threads.
  11. Mar 30, 2016 #10
    OK, Sure n thanks
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